Stress, anxiety, and mental health continue to be a growing concern in many countries around the world.
83%, the overwhelming majority, of US workers suffer from work-related stress.
57% of US and Canadian workers feel stress daily, compared with 43% of people globally.
While on a trade mission to San Jose, Costa Rica and Panama City, Panama, employee mental health, stress and anxiety is the most talked about topic.
Employee stress originates from various sources including heavy workloads, tight deadlines, challenging managers, long hours, and workplace conflict. Not to mention financial concerns, personal relationships, health issues, societal and cultural factors.
This can have a negative impact on both physical and mental health, leading to symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, sleep disturbances, and depression.
Despite the increasing awareness of the importance of mental health, there is still a stigma surrounding discussions of stress and anxiety in the workplace.
“82% of workers with a diagnosed mental illness do not inform their workplace managers about their condition. The common reasons are fearing the negative impact on their career, being embarrassed, and even losing their job.” (Sangar).
It is crucial for employers to recognize the impact of stress and anxiety on their employees and to take steps to support their mental wellbeing. This can involve providing resources for stress management, promoting work-life balance, and fostering a supportive and open workplace culture.
Employees can also take a proactive approach to managing stress and maintaining their mental health by practicing self-care, seeking support from friends and family, and knowing when to seek professional help.
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